Protests target “secret” health care plan

Protesters gathered at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to show their displeasure with the Republican health care bill currently being drafted...and the secrecy that surrounds it.

(NBC News) Protesters gathered at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to show their displeasure with the Republican health care bill currently being drafted…and the secrecy that surrounds it.

Senate Republicans plan to release a first draft of the proposed bill Thursday, and a score on how much the plan will cost from the Congressional Budget Office next week before a final vote next Thursday.

“They’re trying to do this as quickly and as secretively as they can because they know this bill is terribly unpopular,” says Hawaii’s Senator Brian Schatz.

Republican leaders, energized by Tuesday’s special election win in Georgia want to keep the momentum going and vote before the July 4th recess.

“I think all of the concerns people have had about process will evaporate, because I think there will unlimited opportunity for people to read it and understand what’s in it,” says Texas’ Senator John Cornyn.

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